The Cost of Failed Attempts
Of all invasive medical procedures, venipuncture is the most common and these venipuncture attempts can fail. As a result:
- Intravenous therapy may not begin promptly;
- Surgeries can be delayed due to a lack of access;
- Physician intervention to access a difficult vein can erode productivity;
- Patients may endure unnecessary needlesticks and additional discomfort;
- Patients may bruise or require additional healing time without optimal placement of incision site or injection;
- Stress may increase for both patients and staff.
But by using vein illumination with AccuVein’s breakthrough device, many veins that might be otherwise undetectable without a vein locator, can be located and mapped on the patient’s skin.
Vein Locator Features
Features of vein illumination with AccuVein’s breakthrough device:
- Easy to learn and use – No pre-use calibration or adjustments are necessary- it can be used immediately.
- Small size –The device fits in your hand and weighs only 10 ounces.
- Hands-free option –In situations that require hands-free use, the device can be placed in a wheeled hands-free accessory or one that quickly attaches to a chair or bedrail.
- No patient contact –Because the device has been designed to be non-contact, it may not have to be sterilized after every use.
- Works in light or dark –Use the device in light or darkly lit environments.
- Rechargeable battery –The device doesn’t need to be plugged into an electrical outlet.
- Movement tolerant –Because the device shows the veins in real time, when operated properly, the device can accommodate patient movement.
An Essential Tool
As you know venipuncture can be particularly challenging in many patients. Given this challenge we think you’ll find vein illumination with AccuVein’s breakthrough device as essential for venipuncture as a stethoscope is for examining the heart and lungs. Once put into use, the benefits of the device have become so evident that it has become the standard of care in many facilities. In addition the device can be useful in a number of surgical settings such as general, vascular or cosmetic surgery. For more information on how the AccuVein vein locator can faciliate venipuncture and other procedures, please contact us at +1 (816) 997-9400.
Application In A Variety Of Surgical Procedures
In general surgery the device can be used to locate and avoid veins to minimize bleeding. In vascular surgery the device can be used to locate veins, find the source or feeder veins, visually verify the efficacy of treatment, and in the consultation to show the patient the veins that will require treatment. With cosmetic injectables avoiding facial veins can be very useful in minimizing bruising and possible migration of the injected fluids. With all of these surgical applications the AccuVein is an essential tool that may improve possible outcomes and patient satisfaction.
How Does It Work?
Hemoglobin in the blood absorbs infrared light. When the device is held above the skin, veins appear noticeably different than the surrounding tissue. The vasculature shows up clearly on the skin’s surface, aiding in vein location for access and avoidance.